Houston Dentist Discusses Dental Implant Solutions to Replace Missing or Severely Damaged Teeth
Houston, TX – When it comes to treating tooth loss, there are many restorative treatments available to replace missing teeth. One of the most popular and effective options to restore the appearance and function of lost teeth involves dental implants — a restoration designed to mimic the functionality of a natural tooth root. Houston dentist Wayde Fawcett, DDS, a lead clinician at the Fawcett Center for Dentistry in Texas, provides vital information concerning how dental implants can help combat the consequences of tooth loss and help patients restore the full integrity of their smile.
Dr. Fawcett’s dental practice offers a wide range of restorative dental treatments, but the effectiveness of dental implants is considered particularly significant. Dental implants are made up of a titanium post, abutment, and restoration that is surgically anchored into the jaw. According to Dr. Fawcett, dental implants can be an ideal solution to address gaps in your smile, as they are designed to look and feel like a natural part of your mouth. For this reason, dental implants are considered a premier choice for individuals looking to restore the form and function of their lost teeth.
Dr. Fawcett, an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist, has placed dental implants for countless patients with notably high success rates. Dental implants are usually capped with a dental crown to restore the body of a tooth, but they can also be used to anchor a denture or dental bridge to address more widespread tooth loss. Dr. Fawcett states that dental implants can be an excellent option for those looking to chew, bite, and speak more confidently, replace missing teeth permanently, or retain a more natural-feeling tooth replacement.
To improve the accuracy of the dental implant process, Dr. Fawcett utilizes the Axeos® 3D Imaging System to capture a precise digital impression of patients’ mouths and develop a comprehensive dental implant treatment plan. The imaging system can scan teeth within 14 seconds to develop an image of the mouth, face, jaw, and — most importantly — the amount of bone present. This innovative imaging system can allow for more accurate implant placement and more precisely reveal whether patients are in need of bone grafting.
According to Dr. Fawcett, dental implants are designed with longevity and durability in mind. For ideal dental implant candidates, there is generally only one surgical intervention necessary. Ideal candidates include individuals with good oral health and adequate jawbone density. If patients maintain good oral hygiene and refrain from smoking, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
About Dr. Fawcett
Dr. Wayde Fawcett has more than 30 years of experience performing general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures. He is a Houston native and attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate education. Dr. Fawcett then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. Throughout his decades in private practice, Dr. Fawcett has dedicated himself to continuing education and professional distinction. As a result of his commitment to excellence, Dr. Fawcett has been honored to receive the title of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD); Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI); as well as the Academy of General Dentistry’s “Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition” (LLSR) Award.
Dr. Fawcett has also been recognized as a “Top Houston Dentist” by H Texas magazine every year since 2003. Dr. Fawcett is an active member of several prominent professional associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Fawcett is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Fawcett and the Fawcett Center for Dentistry, P.A., please visit DrFawcett.com and facebook.com/FawcettCenterForDentistry.
Fawcett Center for Dentistry, P.A.
13956 Cutten Rd
Houston, TX 77069